Don't Waste Time on Jonah Hex
Josh Brolin and Megan Fox are stuck in a badly executed flop
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2010 1:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – Critics pretty much hate Jonah Hex, the new Westernish flick with Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and John Malkovich.

  • Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: A "smoldering ash heap. ... Brolin's intermittent voice-over narration proves to be the most powerful stuff, with the rest curiously sputtering."
  • Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Industrially processed entertainment at it cheapest, nastiest and greasiest."

  • James Berardinelli, ReelViews: "Megan Fox is on hand to provide eye candy. She has no character to speak of, and her screening time is so limited that it wouldn't have been hard to eliminate her, except then the movie would have been short its token corseted brunette. The part suits the level of acting talent she has thus far exhibited."
  • Peter Howell, Toronto Star: "Artlessly directed and sloppily written."